Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1993-09-13
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Hell In A Bucket
The Same Thing
Black Throated Wind
Let It Grow
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Playing In The Band ->
Dark Star ->
Terrapin Station ->
Easy Answers ->
Days Between ->
I Fought The Law
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|Hell In A Bucket|
|The Same Thing|
|Black Throated Wind|
|Let It Grow|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain ->|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|Easy Answers ->|
|Days Between ->|
|I Fought The Law|
-- Seamless transition between Discs 2 and 3
- 2008-05-31 18:04:57
- Master Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus ->
- Philadelphia, PA
- Run time
- SBD -> Master Dat (48k) D
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- The Spectrum
Subject: Fourteenth Days Between
Huge third quarter.
Subject: bread crumb
Set is why you're here. For you setlist people, you'll be in heaven with the pre-drums lineup - Tubular Bells is a wonderful aside from the norm during Space, and I dunno, people sort of dismiss post-Space on this show, but Days Between is beautiful, as always (Jer hits about 95% of the lyrics). A wonderful set.
Show's not the best of the year, compared to 8/22 or the Cal Expo run, but has some decent music throughout.
Subject: Spaced Jam
Subject: Some folks like Easy Answers
IMHO, Easy Answers is one of the best new songs Bobby had come up with - smart words, great beat, and real potential - like Touch of Gray.
I'm old, and loved hearing Workingman's Dead, WOTF, and earlier stuff; but more important, The Band was moving on and writing some really great new material.
This, combined with Jerry playing "Lightning Bolt", make this concert unique! One of the last truly great concerts before Jerry's health began to fail.
The "old woman" I've been married to for 27 decent years said, "This is as good as the '73 to '78 shows" - ok, she's in a rut, but that don't make her wrong!
Hope my rating will attract some folks to listen to this unique, and worthwhile show. If you can't dig the second set, play it again...
Subject: Easy Answers out of space??
And than to have the Days Between snoozer right after it...bummer.
Subject: terrapin is out of control
Subject: Blew me away
Subject: One of the best shows I ever attended
Subject: Always loved it
Subject: A Fairly Decent Performance / Phat Recording
I have to award this a full 5 stars because the GD seemed to enjoy the Spectrum and this is a tremendous digital exposition of it.
On this night Jerry was using the Stephen Cripe Lightning Bolt. I find the tone of this guitar stimulating because he could easily switch from an acoustic guitar sound to full-on electric. It makes for a very special lead break on Scarlet. Kinda gives it that Spanish, Flamenco tone.
This is a fairly competently played show, but it lacks, of course, the spontaneity they possessed before they were into setlists and lighting cues. There is no flow in the transitions between songs, in fact, they go abruptly from one to another. a-a-a-a, So 1993 is not 1973. C'est la vie! It's still good ole Grateful Dead....well, pretty good ole Grateful Dead.
It's also a Pretty Damned Good Vince keys and singing throughout, and though Bobbie's chords sound similar to Vince's on a number of un-recallable places, at least you can hear Bobbie's guitar on every song quite prominently.
This is a pristine soundboard and the best recording/remastering of this date on the archives, in my not so humble opinion. The only negative would be that there are skips on the recording and a few minor dropouts. Dire Wolf ends abruptly after about 60 seconds, or so, and goes right into Let It Grow. Of course, these outnesses are most likely inherent to the recording and so minor -- nothing Charlie coulda or shoulda done about 'em. Also, in my playback Billy's kick sounds very pronounced, which is a tad annoying to me, but after a while, it grows on ya.
Let it grow.
Particularly provocative is the drums/space section with Mickey on the Beam. The fullness of this recording makes it come alive in your music room. Perhaps this is were the true spontaneity of the band ended up by 1993.
I cannot name the theme that is in the Jam leading into Easy Answers but I know I have heard it before and it is simply enchanting.
Easy Answers is a Weir song so apropos for today and immensely appreciated for its position late in the second set on this night. From there the music proceeds into another new original -- Days Between, which, for me, is always a show-stopper in that on this song they can do no wrong for its sound and tone are so declarative it doesn't even matter that Jerry flubs only a half of a half of a half of a stanza -- it's all good.
Good Lovin' comes on, but by that time you're so knocked out by Days that nothing much musically is going to occur for you.
A hated Dead Head song, I Fought The Law, a 1966 AM radio hit by the Bobby Fuller Four, proceeds after a long spate of spectator upheaval.
This song is the perfect nightcap to Easy Answers and is one Jerry liked years ago listening to it on the radio while traveling on the road. It's an easy song for him to close a show with and with Phil Lesh roaring out your bottom it is a heavenly divine and humanly fitting end to a overall highly pleasantly enjoyable show.